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Chile's Manuel Selman rides a wave during a free training session at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, Chiba, Japan, on July 24 Photo: Olivier Morin/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Surfing is making its debut at the 2020 Olympics this weekend.

The big picture: The men's surfing got under way at 6p.m. Saturday ET with the first of six rounds, and the women's round began just over three hours later. Eliminations were beginning in the second round. Medal matches are scheduled for July 27.

Kolohe Andino of Team United States surfs during a practice session at the Games at Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Four-time world champion surfer Carissa Moore, of Team United States, surfs during a Games practice session at Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo : Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Japan's Kanoa Igarashi rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach on July 24 during the Games. Photo: Olivier Morin - Pool/Getty Images
Australia's Stephanie Gilmore rides a wave during a free training session at the Tsurigasaki beach on July 24. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images

Go deeper: Six new sports makes Tokyo 2020 the biggest Olympics ever

Editor's note: This article will be updated with more photos and further details from the event as the Games progresses.

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Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris, Bush preach unity at Flight 93 memorial, 20 years on from attacks

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris joined former President George W. Bush at a ceremony on Saturday to honor the lives lost 20 years ago on United Airlines Flight 93.

Driving the news: The vice president and the 43rd president devoted much of their remarks to remembering the unity that brought Americans together after the 9/11 attacks.

Updated Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden attends wreath-laying ceremony at Pentagon

President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on Sept. 11 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

President Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The latest: Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the Pentagon after visiting the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and Ground Zero in New York City.

Miriam Kramer, author of Space
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All-civilian Inspiration4 is back on Earth after flight to space

A side-by-side of the Inspiration4 crew and a shot of their capsule on the way back to Earth. Photo: SpaceX

The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is back on Earth after their three-day mission in orbit.

The big picture: The launch and landing of this fully amateur, private space crew marks a changing of the guard from spaceflight being a largely government-led venture to being under the purview of private companies.